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Sítio Burle Marx is worth it´s own topic!

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Alberto

Later I´ll upload some pics.

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Alberto

Later I´ll upload some pics.

Post yours here.

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Alberto

Beautifull young Coriphas at the entrance

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Alberto

Alameda with the old ´´pau´ferro´´ trees.

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Alberto

Fig at the side of the ´´pau-ferro alameda´´

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Alberto

Two branches of the ´´pau-ferro´´ tree ´´melted´´ to one trunk.

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Alberto

more

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Alberto

´Spanish group´ in front of the chappel with big Encephalartos sp.

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Alberto

Burle Marx´s house

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Alberto

Pond near the house

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Alberto

Pond near the house

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Alberto

More

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Alberto

Profusion of all collor bromeliads

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Alberto

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Alberto

In the house

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Alberto

Difficult to capture the atmosphere and beauty of this place!!!:mrlooney::rolleyes::)

(The battery of my camera gave up at ,in my eyes, the most beautyfull part of the garden : the ponds below :rage:

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amazondk

Alberto,

Thanks for the pictures. I have never been to Burle Marx´s place, maybe someday. He is my favorite landscape designer. I met him personally in Miami at the bar of Joes Stonecrab many years ago. It was such an honor to talk to him. His talent marks Rio de Janeiro greatly. He was truly a Brazilian treasure.

dk

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BS Man about Palms

Alberto, wonderful pictures! Thank you!

Were any of the "Spanish group" Palmtalk members, of the English or Spanish versions?

(Its neat to put faces to names)

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Wanderanwills

What a fantastic place, great selections of plants

Regards

Stephen

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Wanderanwills

Difficult to capture the atmosphere and beauty of this place!!!:mrlooney::rolleyes::)

(The battery of my camera gave up at ,in my eyes, the most beautyfull part of the garden : the ponds below :rage:

Does anyone know the name of the water plant?

Regards

Stephen

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Wanderanwills

From post 16?

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Kim

Alberto, I completely agree with you that Sitio Burle Marx is worth its own topic! This was a definite highlight for me, seeing the way he laid out the garden beds with huge mass plantings of succulents and bromeliads, and making superb use of the sloping site, natural boulders, and natural water sources, capturing views in all directions. My favorite was the pond near the house with the stone wall and columns salvaged from demolished buildings in Rio -- it felt like a Mayan ruin, but was completely contemporary. Several of our group also walked through the philodendron shadehouse after the tour, and it was every bit as spectacular as the gardens. The concrete walls must have been 20 or more feet high, and the area covered was very expansive, I couldn't begin to guess the total square footage. The concrete walled beds were about 2 ft. deep and maybe 12 to 15 ft. wide, and perhaps 30 ft long, with not a single brown spot or diseased leaf in the entire mass of plants. Absolutely incredible!

Your batteries may have died, but I did not even have a working camera that day, much to my regret. I hope others will post their photos here -- there were certainly plenty of elaborate cameras among the IPS that day. Please post your photos!!

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Sim01

Difficult to capture the atmosphere and beauty of this place!!!:mrlooney::rolleyes::)

(The battery of my camera gave up at ,in my eyes, the most beautyfull part of the garden : the ponds below :rage:

Does anyone know the name of the water plant?

Regards

Stephen

Looks like Trapa natans.

Simon

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Jonathan

Alberto,

Thanks for the pictures. I have never been to Burle Marx´s place, maybe someday. He is my favorite landscape designer. I met him personally in Miami at the bar of Joes Stonecrab many years ago. It was such an honor to talk to him. His talent marks Rio de Janeiro greatly. He was truly a Brazilian treasure.

dk

He was the best landscape designer anywhere, ever, for my money!

Wish I'd been there... :(

Cheers,

Jonathan

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peachy

Groucho's place had a nice garden too you know

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Scott Zona

Difficult to capture the atmosphere and beauty of this place!!!:mrlooney::rolleyes::)

(The battery of my camera gave up at ,in my eyes, the most beautyfull part of the garden : the ponds below :rage:

Does anyone know the name of the water plant?

Regards

Stephen

It's Ludwigia sedioides

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SubTropicRay

Sitio Burle Marx was an amazing garden to say the least. I will never look at Sanseveria the same way again.

Ray

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Alberto

..............I will never look at Sanseveria the same way again.

Ray

:lol: :lol: :lol: Yes,that is true!!!

I want more pics,specially from the places that i could not photograph!:rolleyes:

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palm student

Alberto,

Thank you for the great pictures of the Bule Marx Garden. I have been thinking of his style and want to get some or one book of his to show me some of his work in other places. I have some pictures of our visit to his place but do not have the know-how to put them in this forum.

We love what we saw in Brazil and enjoyed your company the last 4 days.

Palm Student

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Alberto

Alberto,

Thank you for the great pictures of the Bule Marx Garden. I have been thinking of his style and want to get some or one book of his to show me some of his work in other places. I have some pictures of our visit to his place but do not have the know-how to put them in this forum.

We love what we saw in Brazil and enjoyed your company the last 4 days.

Palm Student

It´s a shame you cannot upload your shots!

It was for me also a pleasure to meet you all!

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gcyao

Does anyone know the name of the water plant?

Regards

Stephen

Stephen,

That is the Water Chestnut or Trapa bicornis, common in gardens here in the Philippines. It has seeds shaped like the horns of a bull.

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gcyao

Does anyone know the name of the water plant?

Regards

Stephen

Stephen,

That is the Water Chestnut or Trapa bicornis, common in gardens here in the Philippines. It has seeds shaped like the horns of a bull.

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Alberto

Does anyone know the name of the water plant?

Regards

Stephen

Stephen,

That is the Water Chestnut or Trapa bicornis, common in gardens here in the Philippines. It has seeds shaped like the horns of a bull.

Maybe Trapa bicornis is similar to this plant, BUT this is a brazilian (amazonian) plant wich name ScottZona posted above: Ludwigia sedioides

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avb

More photos from Sitio Roberto Burle Marx

The green bus arrives. It's really hot, so people are looking for shade. It's obvious from the first look around that this place is different from anything else we've seen. There's a lot of canopy, and the garden is very neatly and spaciously laid out and meticulously maintained.

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avb

While waiting, some of us walked up a path to some ponds fed by water pouring out of some boulders and we found this dramatic landscape.

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Our group is herded toward the reception building, some eating their bagged lunch by this sculpture.

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Our guide... . . . . . . . .

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Slow ascent of ramped walkway lined with varieties of sanseveria and agave, lots of cameras at work. Eventually the path leads to a level grass area below a chapel and the house. To the right are cycads, palms, and sculpture.

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Our guide talks to Anders Lindstrom and Al Bredeson as they walk up the steps to the chapel. Bo and Karolyn Lundkvist take a break out of the sun with Geoniora Oliveira (standing) and Robert Kenneth.

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Across a small garden is the verandah running the length of the house.

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Between the house and chapel at the back of the courtyard garden was this arched portico lined with hand-painted tiles.

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Back on the veranda, you can see the collection of natural artifacts and art objects.

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avb

Some of these fantastic creatures bear an amazing resemblance to some of the IPS visitors. I'll leave you to guess who is who.

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avb

Down below the veranda at the end of the lawn was this pond, a refreshing sight on a hot day.

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